X is for X Crossing

I really don’t have any Xs, so I had to think laterally.

So, over to Oxford Circus’s X Crossing, at the busy junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street.

The X Cross is a pedestrian crossing that allows people to cross the road diagonally as well as straight across. It’s great to see in action….all the traffic stops for a short while, people cross the road from all directions in a mad scramble, then the lights for the pedestrians turn red again, and traffic mayhem starts again! A slice of street life…

It really needs to be seen from above to get the full effect of the place, but no time to find out how to do that when I was there a few years ago, and not been back since.

So here is my best snapshot impression, using an old Canon point and shoot:

Oxford Circus X Cross 1

Oxford Circus X Cross 2

Advertisements

8 comments

  1. When that opened, so many of us found it confusing. But it did wonders with eliminating those crushes at the old 4-way lights.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Those street crossings are amazing. There was a huge one in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was so big and so crowded it was actually a tourist attraction.

  3. Every man/woman for himself, Sue! 🙂 🙂 A very resourceful X.

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Traveling at Wits End

Improving travel photography one step at a time.

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon

Warsaw 2018

city of cobblestones, brutal history, parkland, music, spring ... and twins

~ wander.essence ~

where travel meets art

Away from the Drawing Board

anneguygardendesigns

Reymon de Real Photography

Amateur photography by a professional Physical Therapist!

Being in Nature

Photos, words and art inspired by nature

grensgevallen

Een grens is een wens

Une photo, un poème

Déclenchez l'émotion....

Bergen Photo Walks

walking tours of historic Bergen with the photographer in mind

Creative Merry-Go-Round..

photography.. art.. colour.. handmade..

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words

priorhouse blog

Photos, art - and a little bit of LIT.

Vicki A Alford - Photographer

"It’s never too late to become what you might have been."......................George Elliot

MariaEmese

“È un’illusione che le foto si facciano con la macchina...si fanno con gli occhi, con il cuore, con la testa”. H.C. Bresson

musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.wordpress.com/

musings of a frequent flying scientist

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Echoes of the Past

Exploration of the Past

NYLON DAZE

From London to New York, living in an expat daze

%d bloggers like this: